But, of course, knowing that it was the Toluid
branch of the Chinggisid family that ended up usurping the khans power and ruling China and Iran, this story may have been an attempt by the Toluids
to demonstrate their loyalty to authority and to show themselves worthy of their position.
Several former references to Dore Temur in the Yuan shi, part of them cited by Bretschneider (Mediaeval Researches, 2: 14) and hence in Barthold and elsewhere, confused the Chaghadaid prince with Dore Temur son of Yaqudu, a Toluid
prince who was subject to the Yuan.
A contemporary of emperor Qubilai, the second all-Mongolian ruler after the Toluid
take-over in the Golden Clan who had moved his capital from Qaraqorum to the southeast, that is, shifted the center to the Chinese part of the Mongol Empire, Qaidu was keen to exploit the resulting vacuum of power.